In earth's crust, tin occurs as______


In earth’s crust, tin occurs as cassiterite (SnO2).

  • Sn element is obtained primarily from mineral SnO2(cassiterite), and is extracted in a carbon furnace by road Sn element cassiterite.
  • The Sn element compensates about 0.001% of the Earth’s crust and is mainly mined in Malaysia.
  • At temperatures above 13.2 °C, grey Sn element slowly transforms into the second type of Sn element which is white Sn element.


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